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It's every cop's worst nightmare. Especially when his daughter's in the line of fire. In his first hour back from a six-month leave of absence, Detective Jacob Striker's day quickly turns into a nightmare. He is barely on scene five minutes at his daughter's high school when he encounters an Active Shooter situation. Three men wearing hockey masks - Black, White, and Red - have stormed the school with firearms and are killing indiscriminately. Striker takes immediate action. Within minutes two of the gunmen are dead, and Striker is close to ending the violence. But then the last gunman, Red Mask, does something unexpected. He runs up to his fallen comrade, racks the shotgun, and unloads five rounds, obliterating the man's face and hands. And before Striker can react, Red Mask escapes. Against the clock, Striker investigates the killings for which there is no known motive and no known suspect. Soon his investigation takes him to darker places, and he realizes that not everything at Saint Patrick's High is as it seems. The closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous his world becomes. Until Striker himself is in the line of fire. And the violence follows him home . . .
In her newest novel in the #1 "New York Times" bestselling series, Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb returns to the New York city of 2059, where Lieutenant Eve Dallas will struggle to solve murder of a seemingly ordinary family, and protect one small, terrified survivor.
The Survivor Personality: Why Some People Are Stronger, Smarter, & More Skillful at Handling Life's Difficulties...And How You Can Be, Tooby Al Siebert
"If you have yet to discover within yourself those qualities that seem evident in survivors...this book will...show you what they are..., how you can access and use them for yourself." from Foreword
Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors series, is back with book four in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series about a dog named Lucky. This thrilling animal fantasy series was praised by Kirkus as "wild and wonderful adventure" in a starred review. It will be welcomed by all fans of epic animal fantasy adventure.Lucky and Alpha have reached a shaky truce, but tensions within the newly united Pack are still running high. As the dogs search for a home far away from the Fierce Dog camp, they discover that no territory is truly safe when they encounter a terrifying new Pack.
From Erin Hunter, #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors and Seekers series, comes book five in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series, which Kirkus Reviews praised as "wild and wonderful adventure" in a starred review. This action-packed novel will thrill fans of animal fantasy stories and readers who have been howling for more of Lucky and the dogs of the Wild Pack.At the edge of a strange lake that seems to stretch on forever, Lucky and his Pack are about to discover even more new dangers. With the Fierce Dogs on their trail and the Storm of Dogs looming on the horizon, every dog will have to fight for survival--or be swept away.
DOING RIGHT ISN'T EASY IN A WORLD GONE SO WRONG. Cass Dollar outlasted the fall of civilization. But surviving Aftertime requires the kind of toughness that can conquer the violent landscape of California and still retain its humanity.When a young boy and his dying grandmother are brought to the Box, the survivalist community where Cass takes shelter, she realizes that without her help he won't be long for this unforgiving new world. But while the Box is a haven from the roaming marauders-and the flesh-hungry Beaters--it forbids children within its confines. The boy will be turned out to fend for himself. All that stands between him and the brutal wilderness is Cass's protective instincts, and the stubborn resolve that's gotten her this far Aftertime. "Littlefield has a gift...page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions." -Publishers Weekly, starred review on Aftertime.
This book presents the essentials of communication based on a unique and dynamic model that integrates context, message, audience, purpose, and product (CMAPP).
Luncia Gamzer was a cheerful eight-year-old girl growing up in 1930s Poland. But then the Nazis arrived - and Luncia's world was shattered forever. This book features Luncia's gripping story, as well as the stories of eight other Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these nine children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Their true-life accounts are a powerful testament to courage in the face of hatred. These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.
On Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, 48-year-old spinster Susan Magdalane Boyle stepped out onto the stage to jeers and sniggers. As she announced she was going to sing I Dreamed a Dream, the judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan didn't bother to hide their amusement. One minute later they, and very soon the world, were giving Susan Boyle a standing ovation. She had the voice of an angel and her story was to become a modern day fairytale, a dream come true. In hours the news of Susan's extraordinary, heartbreaking performance had spread around the globe. She was an instant international star. And today she holds the record for the fastest selling female debut album of all time. In this, the first book to explore Susan's amazing rags to riches story, we follow her from her humble West Lothian background to topping the charts and performing for millions worldwide on TV. Whether it was bullying or nearly not entering Britain's Got Talent because "it was a young person's game", when faced with the toughest challenges, Susan never gave up. The memory of her mother inspired her to give her dream one last chance.
Sparks fly when past and present collide in Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling Fool's Gold series.They're about to discover the magic of second chances...so long as they can work up the courage to seize them! Patience McGraw has never forgotten the boy who captured her heart...or his sudden disappearance. Can she trust the man who's come home in his place? Felicia Swift can't believe it when she hears a sexy voice from her past in tiny Fool's Gold--it takes her right back to the hottest night of her life and the dangerous man she shared it with. And just when unlucky-in-love Isabel Beebe walks out on romance, who walks in but her teenage crush! Can she give the spark between them the chance it deserves?Collected here for the first time, the fourth volume of Fool's Gold romances--plus the bonus novella Halfway There--makes the wonder of Fool's Gold come alive.Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume FourHalfway There (bonus novella)Just One KissTwo of a KindThree Little Words
Return to where it all began-the romance, the friendships, the community, the warmth and laughter of Susan Mallery's New York Times bestselling series Fool's Gold. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fool's Gold, California, is a charming town like no other, where newcomers and locals alike find endless-if unconventional-opportunities to fall in love. From Charity Jones, a city planner hired to create jobs that will keep the town's men from moving away, to Liz Sutton, still trying to shed the stigma of being the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Pia O'Brian who, despite having a disastrous romantic track record and the parenting skills of a hamster, has inherited three frozen embryos, Fool's Gold is overflowing with quirky characters, passionate moments and heartfelt emotion. Offered here for the first time in collection form, the first Fool's Gold trilogy-plus the bonus novella Sister of the Bride-is the perfect opportunity to discover some new, lifelong friends. Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Collection, Volume One Chasing Perfect Almost Perfect Sister of the Bride Finding Perfect
Includes four complete novels:<P><P> Almost Summer: <P> Ever since she was young, Paige McLean has longed to see the world. Still, she never imagined the world would land on her doorstep in the form of a charming British surgeon who needs a place to stay when his plans fall through.<P> Summer Days: <P> Locked in an unexpected land dispute, Rafe Stryker is trapped in the one place he vowed never to return to--the Castle Ranch in Fool's Gold, California. He made millions facing ruthless adversaries in the boardroom, but nothing could've prepared him to go head-to-head against stubborn, beautiful Heidi Simpson. No one is more surprised than Rafe to discover that he's finding Heidi--and life as a cowboy--much more compelling than he wants to admit.<P> Summer Nights: <P> Horse whisperer Shane Stryker is done with passion. This time around, he's determined to meet someone who will be content with the quiet life of a rancher's wife. And the fiery, pint-size redhead who dazzles him at the local bar definitely does not fit the bill.<P> All Summer Long: <P> Former underwear model turned entrepreneur Clay Stryker has loved, tragically lost and vowed that he'll never risk his heart again. After making his fortune, the youngest of the rugged Stryker brothers returns to Fool's Gold, California, to put down roots on a ranch of his own. But he's frustrated to discover that even in his hometown, people see him only for his world-famous... assets.
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery welcomes you to charming Fool's Gold, California-the ultimate small-town destination for romance!Do not get the Hendrix triplets started about the lack of eligible men in Fool's Gold!When Dakota gets roped into screening sexy bachelors for a local reality romance show she soon realizes love isn't as easy as it seems on TV. Her sister Montana has finally found her calling working with therapy dogs, but can she convince the handsome but relationship-averse man of her dreams to make a home in Fool's Gold? And while wedding bells are ringing for her sisters, they're not for Nevada. After landing her dream job, her hopes of a fresh start are thwarted when her new boss turns out to be the first love she never forgot.Offered here for the first time in collection form, the second Fool's Gold trilogy-plus the bonus novella Only Us-lets you reconnect with the characters who have become as familiar as old friends.Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Series, Volume TwoOnly MineOnly YoursOnly HisOnly Us
As young girls, three Amish sisters were separated and told nothing about each other. When the long-held secret of their parentage came to light many years later, two of the grown women reconnected. Now they reach out to the third... <P><P> Susanna Bitler's life is in complete turmoil. Still reeling from the death of her mother, she is further disheartened when her business partner hints that she is going to quit the gift shop they run together in a town near Pleasant Valley. But the biggest revelation is yet to come. <P> Grateful for their own hard-won relationship, Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth are eager to reveal themselves to Susanna as her long-lost sisters. But their news utterly distresses Susanna, who is heartbroken to learn that the woman she's been mourning was not actually her mother. Despite Lydia and Chloe's best efforts to make amends, Susanna resolves to keep them at arm's length. It may take a force of nature to sweep away her fears. Will that storm demolish all that the three women most value...or unite them in bonds of deep and abiding affection?
SUSE Linux: A Complete Guide to Novell's Community Distribution will get you up to speed quickly and easily on SUSE, one of the most friendly and usable Linux distributions around. From quick and easy installation to excellent hardware detection and support, it's no wonder SUSE is one of the most highly rated distributions on the planet. According to Novell, SUSE is installed more than 7,000 times every day, an average of one installation every 12 seconds. This book will take you deep into the essential operating system components by presenting them in easy-to-learn modules. From basic installation and configuration through advanced topics such as administration, security, and virtualization, this book captures the important details of how SUSE works--without the fluff that bogs down other books and web sites. Instead, readers get a concise task-based approach to using SUSE as both a desktop and server operating system. In this book, you'll learn how to:Install SUSE and perform basic administrative tasks Share files with other computers Connect to your desktop remotely Set up a web server Set up networking, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Tighten security on your SUSE system Monitor for intrusions Manage software and upgrades smoothly Run multiple instances of SUSE on a single machine with Xen Whether you use SUSE Linux from Novell, or the free openSUSE distribution, this book has something for every level of user. The modular, lab-based approach not only shows you how--but also explains why--and gives you the answers you need to get up and running with SUSE Linux. About the author:Chris Brown is a freelance author and trainer in the United Kingdom and Europe. Following Novell's acquisition of SUSE, he taught Linux to Novell's consultants and IT staff and is certified in both Novell's CLP program and Red Hat's RHCE. Chris has a PhD in particle physics from Cambridge.
Lisa Edwards This Prada-wearing magazine editor thinks her life is over when her "fabulous" new job turns out to be a deportation to Dublin to launch Colleen magazine. The only saving grace is that her friends aren't there to witness her downward spiral. Might her new boss, the disheveled and moody Jack Devine, save her from a fate worse than hell? Ashling Kennedy Ashling, Colleen's assistant editor, is an award-winning worrier, increasingly aware that something fundamental is missing from her life -- apart from a boyfriend and a waistline. Clodagh "Princess" Kelly Ashling's best friend, Clodagh, lives the domestic dream in a suburban castle. So why, lately, has she had the recurring urge to kiss a frog -- or sleep with a frog, if truth be told? As these three women search for love, success, and happiness, they will discover that if you let things simmer under the surface for too long, sooner or later they'll boil over. Discover the Keyes to a Great Read!
No sooner had A DANCE FOR SUSIE appeared in print than letters began to arrive from mothers of young, would-be ballerinas, asking for more stories about Susie, so SUSIE AND THE DANCING CAT is pleasurably presented! The heroine is older in this follow-up yet independent story, nine, and working hard at her ballet lessons so that she can graduate into the precious pink toe shoes, the dream of every youthful dancer. How Susie achieves this end, performs in various recitals, and persuades her dancing teacher--and her doubting poodle--to adopt a stray cat, make a delightful pictured story. Here again is authentic dance school background, plus amusing situations in and out of which Susie constantly finds herself, some gentle advice on animal care, and, for parents, another helpful note, this time touching on the all-important subject of the purchasing of properly fitting toe shoes--information that will be warmly welcomed by all parents of dancing daughters--and sons. Once more the noted artist-illustrator, Jane Miller, has provided many agile and engaging drawings.
Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life. When a young woman is found dead by a London canal with multiple stab wounds - all of them self-inflicted - the police ask Joe for help. Are they dealing with a murder or a suicide? Who is the victim? The brutalised body he views at the mortuary turns out to be someone he knows - Catherine Mary McBride, a nurse and former colleague . . . At the same time, he is grappling with a troubled young patient, Bobby Moran, who is haunted by terrible headaches and violent dreams that are becoming more real. Caught in a complex web of deceit and obsessed by images of the slain girl, Joe embarks upon a search that will take him into the darkest recesses of the human mind.
On the heels of The Hunt Club-his biggest bestseller to date-John Lescroart weaves a new story of crime and justice in San Francisco that will keep pages turning and readers guessing from start to dizzying finish. When Dr. Caryn Dryden is found floating dead in her hot tub, homicide inspector Devin Juhle targets a suspect close to home: her husband, Stuart Gorman. After all, Stuart was recently asked for a divorce . . . and he stands to gain millions in insurance. His alibi-that he was at his cabin on Tamarack Lake that weekend-doesn't keep him out of hot water. But maybe a shrewd attorney will. Gina Roake, a partner in Dismas Hardy's firm, is eager to take on such a high-profile case, especially when the client's innocence seems so easy to prove. Yet the more time she spends with Stuart, the more complicated her feelings become; she feels strangely drawn to him at first, then has to confront the possibility of a dark history lurking in his past. Desperate to know the truth, Gina calls in Wyatt Hunt to investigate. Before the facts are in, her client is on the lam; he's already been tried in the press, and so he's certain the courtroom won't bring him any mercy either. Racing to a stunning conclusion as Gina uncovers disturbing answers, The Suspectis a chilling story of secrets, love, and lies. Building on The Hunt Club's phenomenal success, The Suspectshowcases the writing of a master of suspense at the height of his art.
A new edition of the novel that marked the debut of one of contemporary suspense fiction's most compelling heroes: "A gripping first novel...taut and fast-moving." --Washington PostRenowned psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin has it all--a thriving practice, a devoted, beautiful, fiercely intelligent wife, and a lovely young daughter. But when he's diagnosed with Parkinson's, O'Loughlin begins to dread the way his exceptional mind has been shackled to a failing body, and the cracks in his perfect existence start to show.At first, O'Loughlin is delighted to be called in to a high-profile murder investigation, hoping his extraordinary abilities at perception will help bring a killer to justice. But when O'Loughlin recognizes the victim as one of his former patients, an emotionally disturbed young woman who nearly brought ruin upon him, O'Loughlin hesitates-a fateful decision that soon places O'Loughlin at the top of the lists of both a bullish detective, and a diabolical killer
His Letters Promised Everything...After a month-long correspondence, Trina Martin agreed to the unthinkable and became a mail-order bride. Leaving for Alaska, she felt fully prepared to live with a romantic stranger in a secluded hunting lodge-right up until her groom-to-be was murdered during the wedding.With a blizzard raging outside and all the wedding guests trapped inside, there was no escape. But Trina found a strange comfort in the soothing gaze of the lodge's cowboy foreman. Unfortunately, ruggedly handsome David St. John was the prime suspect in the sudden death of Trina's almost-husband....
In this terrifying tale by New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey, a young aspiring serial killer goes in search of a mentor--the supreme, the ultimate killer. What he finds is much greater and much worse than he ever could have imagined.
Many thought the election of our first African American president put an end to the conversation about race in this country, and that America had moved into a post-racial era of equality and opportunity. Then, on the night of February 26, 2012, a black seventeen-year-old boy walking to a friend's home carrying only his cell phone, candy, and a fruit drink, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator.And in July 2013, the trial of Zimmerman for murder captivated the public, as did his eventual acquittal.In her provocative and landmark book, Suspicion Nation, Lisa Bloom, who covered the trial from gavel to gavel, posits that none of this was a surprise: Our laws, culture, and blind spots created the conditions that led to Trayvon Martin's death, and made George Zimmerman's acquittal by far the most likely outcome.America today holds an unhealthy preoccupation with firearms that has led to the expansion of gun rights to surreal extremes. America now has not only the highest per capita gun ownership rate in the world (almost one gun per American), but the highest rate of gun deaths. Despite the strides America has made, fighting a bloody Civil War to end slavery, eradicating Jim Crow laws, teaching tolerance, and electing an African American president, racial inequality persists throughout our country, in employment, housing, education, the media, and most institutions. And perhaps most destructively of all, racial biases run deep in every level of our criminal justice system. Suspicion Nation captures a court system and a country conflicted and divided over issues of race, violence, and gun legislation.
In the fourth title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Betrayal, Gail Connor thinks she has achieved all her life goals with a successful career, a perfect home, and an ideal man, until an anonymous and menacing phone call, obscene letters, and threats to her eleven-year-old daughter endanger the very foundations of her life and begin to reveal the secrets of her past.
In the third title in the Suspicion series, Suspicion of Deceit, Gail Connor has recently become engaged to her lover, Anthony Quintana. Disturbing revelations about his past life come to light. As a rebellious and idealistic youth, he traveled to Central America with a different lover and a friend; he ended up with a lifetime of lies to cover up a violent tragedy and a secret at the heart of the Cuban expatriate community that someone considers worth killing for, over and over again, in order to to keep it concealed.